Thursday, August 19, 2010

Salt Lake City Teachers

Last year about this time I got an email from a stencil enthusiast and cardmaker, Willi Haslam, from the Salt Lake City area. She had been to a scrapbooking expo there and discovered our embossing paste. She then wanted to know where she could get more of our products in here area the next time she needed something. My heart sank because I had to write back to say that at this time not even one retailer carried our line of stencils in all of Utah. But as we correspondended, I asked if she knew of anyone in the area that might be interested in teaching and representing our line to stores. She eventually wrote back and said that she and a couple of friends loved paper crafting and might be interested in sharing the products with stores. After that I traveled to Utah and met with Willi and two other friends, Jana Larsen and Cheryl Wilcox. This was the beginning of a good friendship and I am fortunate they are such enthusiastic paper artisans. They are not only card makers, but scrapbookers as well. (And Willi loves to quilt and sew too). You can take their classes at Heartfelt Creations in Sandy, UT and Wholesale Clearance Outlet in Bountiful, UT. I just met with them again last week and decided that the three of them have way too much fun stenciling and paper crafting. LOL! Too bad for me huh? The card you see here is done by Willi and represents what you can do with some beautiful preprinted papers, glossy blue embossing paste was used on the happy birthday stencil (LM248). She positioned the corner flourish stencil and daubed on just a bit of the Palette brand stamp and stick glue pad using a large foam dauber. As an innovative tool she used the tip of her finger and rubbed the Moonstone Metallic F/X powder into the the stencil (LJ896). If you happen to be in the Salt Lake City area be sure to check out their upcoming classes in the aforementioned stores.


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